Leading Sri Lankan textile manufacturer, South Asia Textile Industries Lanka recently kicked off a highly ambitious expansion program, having already begun investing what will ultimately be over Rs.1 billion, in total, in the latest 5th Generation Hybrid/Nano technology used in state-of-the- art textile machinery in all its divisions. These upgrades, comprising high-speed knitting machines from SANTONI Italy and UNITEX Singapore, will be capable of developing and producing new and innovative knitted fabrics. Additionally, new equipment to be installed includes high-end fully computerized printing machines imported from STORK, in Austria and Holland, the company said.

Commenting, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Prithiv Dorai said, “This large scale expansion will allow South Asia Textiles Industries Lanka to reach a completely new dimension in textile manufacturing in Sri Lanka. Not only will it facilitate an extensive benefits to local apparel manufacturers in terms of speed and flexibility, but it will also result in a greater availability of the latest fabric styles and colors, in keeping with international trends.”
South Asia Textile Industries Lanka is a subsidiary company of Lanka Century Investments PLC and Ceylon Leather Products PLC.

Textile sourcing show in November
Realizing a long felt need for an international textile sourcing show in the South Asian region, Sri Lanka is to host the Intex South Asia will be held on November 16-17, 2015 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre (SLECC) in Colombo.

Intex South Asia was created with the sole purpose of converging the South Asian industry by bringing together suppliers and buyers from across South Asia and other parts of the world on one single networking platform.